La Fonda on the Plaza - NM

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100 East San Francisco Street Santa Fe, NM 87501-2148



Venue Highlights


Room features and guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Internet access
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Room service
  • View (mountain)
  • Voicemail box


  • Onsite catering
  • Onsite gift shop
  • Onsite restaurant
  • Onsite security
  • Pet friendly
  • Rental car service
  • Space (outdoor)
  • Space (private)
  • Space (semi-private)
  • Wheelchair accessible

Business services

  • AV capabilities
  • Business center
  • Video conference

Recreational activities

  • Health club
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa or salon
  • Whirlpool

Venue accessibility

  • Airport shuttle
  • Bus
  • Taxi
  • Train


  • Dance floor
  • Loading dock
  • Portable heaters
  • Staging area

Distance from airport

  • 60 mi. from venue


  • Valet parking$30.00 / day

La Fonda on the Plaza - NM Meeting Space

Total meeting space26,203 sq. ft.
Meeting rooms12
Largest room6,560 sq. ft.
Second largest room3,084 sq. ft.
Space (Private)14,328 sq. ft.
Space (Semi-private)3,447 sq. ft.
Space (Outdoor)2,337 sq. ft.

Floor plans

Guest Rooms

Total guest rooms180
Single (1 bed)130
Double (2 beds)30
Single (1 bed) rate$119.00 – $399.00
Double (2 beds) rate$119.00 – $399.00
Tax rate8.437%
Occupancy rate7%

Local Attractions

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

5 blocks away
The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, opened to the public in July 1997, eleven years after the death of our namesake artist. A visit to the O’Keeffe Museum offers insight not only into the artist’s paintings, but also her creative process and the light and landscape that inspired her. In addition to the main Museum campus in Santa Fe, the O’Keeffe Museum maintains O’Keeffe’s two homes and studios in northern New Mexico, a research center and library, and a variety of collections relating to O’Keeffe and modern art.
217 Johnson St.
Santa Fe, NM, US 87501

IAIA Museum

1 minute away
The IAIA Museum is dedicated to advancing the discourse, knowledge and understanding of Native art. The IAIA Museum is a vital space for contemporary Native American arts and culture. Its interpretive approach is to design programs based on the Museum’s exhibitions and collections.
108 Cathedral Place
Santa Fe, NM, US 87501

Meow Wolf

5 mi. away
Meow Wolf is comprised of over 300 employees creating and supporting art across a variety of media, including architecture, sculpture, painting, photography, video production, cross-reality (AR/VR/MR), music, audio engineering, narrative writing, costuming, performance, and more!
1352 Rufina Circle
Santa Fe, NM, US 87507

New Mexico History Museum

1 block away
The New Mexico History Museum, opened in May 2009, will change the way that New Mexicans and visitors understand state history and the history of the nation. The new museum includes permanent and temporary exhibitions that span the early history of indigenous people, Spanish colonization, the Mexican Period, and travel and commerce on the legendary Santa Fe Trail.
113 Lincoln Avenue
Santa Fe, NM, US 87501

Santa Fe Community Convention Center

Convention center
5 minutes away
201 West Marcy Street
Santa Fe, NM, US 87501

Santa Fe Children's Museum

1 mi. away
The Santa Fe Children's Museum is a place for families to learn and play together. The interactive exhibits, beauty of the outdoor garden, diversity of programs, and professional staff make for a special museum visit.
1050 Old Pecos Trail
Santa Fe, NM, US 87505

Historic Santa Fe Plaza

Historical landmark
0 minutes away
La Fonda on the Plaza is the only hotel located directly on the Historic Santa Fe Plaza. There are over 300 galleries, restaurants, shops and museums within walking distance.


Santa Fe, New Mexico has long been considered the crown jewel of the American Southwest. For lodging, dining and entertainment, La Fonda on the Plaza – a landmark structure, grandly situated on the historic Plaza – is the Santa Fe meeting and event destination of choice. The “grande dame” of Santa Fe hotels, La Fonda is just steps from museums, galleries, shops and restaurants. A showcase for the work of local artisans, La Fonda is loved for many of the same reasons that Santa Fe is loved: award-winning pueblo-style Spanish architecture and décor, luxurious, inviting ambience, and warm hospitality. La Fonda on the Plaza holds a coveted place in Santa Fe history, a component in a rich tapestry of hospitality that predates American independence. City records indicate that La Fonda sits on the site of the town's first inn, established when the city was founded by Spaniards in 1607, making our property the oldest hotel corner in America. Vibrant and eclectic, La Fonda's history can be traced back 400 years. In 1821, Captain William Becknell and his party found their way to the La Fonda during the maiden commercial route across the plains from Missouri, establishing the Santa Fe Trail as well as La Fonda's reputation for hospitality. Throughout the 19th century, La Fonda quickly became the preferred lodging option among trappers, soldiers, gold seekers, gamblers and politicians. The adobe structure changed hands several times as the years progressed, enduring milestones such as the Civil War, railroad expansion and New Mexico statehood, while maintaining its status as a Santa Fe landmark. The structure that guests enjoy today was built in 1922 and features the influence of architects Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter and John Gaw Meem. Authentic elements including hand carved beams, stained glass skylights and a 25 foot cathedral ceiling create a romantic aura unique to La Fonda's Santa Fe history. Elements of the original design are still evident throughout the hotel, with La Plazuela situated on the hotel's original 1920's outdoor patio, as well as breathtaking skylights, terracotta tile and hammered tin chandeliers in our event venues. In 1925, the building changed hands again when it was acquired by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway. The company leased the property to Fred Harvey, a gentleman renowned for his keen sense of hospitality. Harvey introduced his own personal touch and made the inn a Harvey House, a hotel chain noted for its high standards, fine dining and the signature "Harvey Girls," a staff of exceptionally well-trained waitresses. La Fonda remained a Harvey House until 1968 when local businessman Sam Ballen and his wife Ethel acquired the property. The property remained in the Ballen family's care until October, 2014 when long-time family friends Jennifer Kimball and her brother Philip Wise along with his firm, Cienda Partners, acquired the property. The pair is dedicated to continuing the hotel’s rich legacy of gracious hospitality amid extraordinary surroundings, maintaining La Fonda's position as a prized national treasure.

Additional Information

La Fonda 21,275 square feet of meeting space available for banquets, conferences, exhibits, parties, weddings and receptions. From intimate board meetings to lavish celebrations, La Fonda on the Plaza offers elegant venues and unmatched expertise certain to make your event a success. We offer a diverse selection of Santa Fe meeting spaces that are equipped with Wi-Fi and more to meet every need. Our unique event venues and meeting rooms at La Fonda offer an idyllic location for your next business meeting or event. Allow authentic New Mexican style to stimulate creativity during your next conference or enjoy its simple beauty as it enhances your event. Our experienced sales and convention services staff oversees every detail of your meeting and works hard to provide the service that is essential to the success of every event. Our award-winning culinary team creates a varied and interesting selection using fresh, locally grown ingredients. Off-site catering is available.


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